Police book 194 drivers for speeding

THE Fiji Police Force’s traffic department issued 247 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) in the Northern Division during the festive period.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the TINs were recorded between December 15 and 30.

Ms Naisoro revealed that speeding topped the list of offences committed by drivers, recording 184 TINs.

“Driving without seat belts was the second most committed offence with five TINs, followed by careless driving with three TINs,” she said.

Meanwhile, police chief of operations Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Rusiate Tudravu said drivers still did not fully comprehend the dangers of speeding despite warnings it is the leading cause of accidents and fatalities.

ACP Tudravu said majority of the accidents that were recorded in the North last year were mainly because of speeding.

“Drivers only end up realising the reality of the danger of speeding after they are involved in an accident,” he said.

“Vehicle operators must realise that we are issuing the advisories for their own good because we care about their well-being.

“The speed limits are there for everyone’s safety and must be adhered to at all times.

“Members of the public need to be cautious when operating vehicles on roads as their carelessness can also affect their passengers and the pedestrians who also use roads.”

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